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Sun Jul 15, 2012, 02:47 PM

 

Want to buy a silencer, sawed-off shotgun or explosives? Sheriff will no longer help

Seems to me that this Sheriff needs a couple of letters and some phone calls from the NRA around election time to remind him of his responsibility to the citizens. Why would he decide not to sign certain applications? What is he afraid of. Sheriffs are usually elected so it may be time to apply some pressure and vote this guy out of office and replace him with someone that will do the job he has sworn to do. It's time for these self appointed judge and jury cops to go on down the road.

Seems to me after reading the article is that he has no valid reason for not signing the applications other than he just doesn't want to.

People who want to buy silencers, sawed-off shotguns and explosives in St. Johns County can no longer get their applications signed by Sheriff David Shoar.

The Sheriff’s Office announced last week, via Facebook, that it will only participate in applications for automatic weapons.

The Sheriff’s Office will not participate in application process for any other firearms designated Title II, also called “class 3,” by the National Firearms Act of 1934, which include silencers, sawed-off shotguns and explosives.

Owning such a firearm is prohibited without going through the application process required by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives.

“In no way shape or form is the sheriff stopping them or hindering them from buying these items,” said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Chuck Mulligan.

The sheriff made the decision based on conversations with staff who handle the applications, Mulligan said. Concerns included the growing number of applications and the firearms being lost or stolen and ending up being used in a crime.

The number of applications the Sheriff’s Office has processed for silencers, sawed-off shotguns and explosives was not available late last week.

Shoar was on vacation last week and not available for comment, said Mulligan.

The Sheriff’s decision makes the process of getting a Title II firearm slightly different and more expensive depending on which route a person chooses.


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Reply Want to buy a silencer, sawed-off shotgun or explosives? Sheriff will no longer help (Original post)
Meiko Jul 2012 OP
gejohnston Jul 2012 #1
Hoyt Jul 2012 #2
bongbong Jul 2012 #3
permatex Jul 2012 #18
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permatex Jul 2012 #39
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Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #4
gejohnston Jul 2012 #5
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NewMoonTherian Jul 2012 #7
Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #12
gejohnston Jul 2012 #14
NewMoonTherian Jul 2012 #30
PavePusher Jul 2012 #54
4th law of robotics Jul 2012 #8
Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #13
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Response to Meiko (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 02:51 PM

1. In the "gunshine" state no less

sounds like there will be more NFA trust being created.

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Response to Meiko (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 03:04 PM

2. He is fulfilling his responsibility to citizens by not helping gun nuts get more lethal "toys. "

Good man.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 03:57 PM

3. They're not toys

 

They're Precious accessories that magically endow people with the cajones to venture into the sunlight. Otherwise a lot of people would starve to death, afraid to go outside into a world filled with "thugs" and endless deadly threats in every single square foot.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 07:27 PM

18. Do you have anything constructive to add

 

without getting your posts deleted?

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Response to permatex (Reply #18)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 09:30 PM

38. The gun grabbers

 

Oh my my! The ultra-sensitive but-oh-so TOUGH gun-relgionists are busy having my posts banned.

They're so TOUGH!





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Response to bongbong (Reply #38)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 09:31 PM

39. So do you have anything constructive to add

 

without getting deleted?

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Response to permatex (Reply #39)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:40 AM

51. No

 

You'd better just alert on all my posts, "tough guy".

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Response to bongbong (Reply #51)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:44 AM

52. As I've stated before

 

I don't alert on posts, I want everyone to see just how shrill some are around here.

Ooooooooooooh, you used the word tough guy, I'm impressed.

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Response to permatex (Reply #52)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 02:02 PM

62. You said it, not me

 

> Ooooooooooooh, you used the word tough guy, I'm impressed.

That's how you labeled yourself in another post, "tough guy".



Are you gun religionists being PURPOSELY uber-clueless to keep me amused? You guys post some hilarious drivel.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #51)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 01:27 PM

60. Congrats

most honest straight forward answer you have ever done. May actually also be the first time a direct answer has been given to a question.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 04:52 PM

6. How does that qualify as his responsibility?

It protects no one. It upholds no law. All it does is hamper the exercise of individual rights.

Unless this is his form of protest against the NFA. Then we might have something to talk about. I don't think that's the case though.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 06:45 PM

17. How does a silencer

 

make a gun more lethal.

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Response to Meiko (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 04:09 PM

4. My god, how irresponsible of the sheriff.

What's the world coming to when sheriffs aren't helping flood the streets with title 2 firearms? How are gun owners expected to feel safe without silencers and sawed-off shotguns? Now, their guns are going to make a loud bang and wake up the missus when killing intruders and it's damned difficult trying to conceal a shotgun with a regular barrel.
Is everyone gonna have to establish a trust now?
How are pot growers expected to protect their crops without the right equipment? Dang!

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 04:18 PM

5. I think the sheriff did it because the French use silencers at their ranges

and silencers there are unregulated there. I bet he mandates "freedom fries" be served in jail.
Notice he'll do it for machine guns, which only rich people can afford.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 06:11 PM

11. Ah mon dieu! Les francais sont terribles.

Nothing like a nice quiet shoot after a dish of foie gras.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 04:54 PM

7. Who's flooding the streets with anything?

Legal owners of title 2 firearms can barely take them out of the safe without having the ATF up their asses.

This is more evidence that the NFA needs to be repealed and replaced with something reasonable.

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Response to NewMoonTherian (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 06:18 PM

12. Makes one wonder what they do with them when they take them out of the safe.

Oh right, they go to France and use them at their quiet ranges while awaiting their next contract. You guys crack me up sometimes. Silencers and sawed-off shotguns
Oh sorry, I forgot, they're listed in 2A, right?
I wonder if he refuses to sign off on sarin gas and anthrax too.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 06:28 PM

14. been watching too many movies

It is a noise pollution issue. Some hunting areas in Scandinavia require them. They are equally unregulated in New Zealand, Finland, and I read someplace, even UK. They really are not that quiet.
a short barreled shot gun is better than a standard length barrel for home defense.

umbrellas that fire ricin pellets are how real pros do it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incidents_involving_ricin

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 08:51 PM

30. Actually...

they take them to northeast Oklahoma and blow up old cars.

Furthermore, it's none of your or anyone else's business what they do with them, or why they want them. There has never been any legitimate reason to restrict these weapons in the way they are restricted. It is nothing except an inexcusable power grab and a money-making racket.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:51 AM

54. Your clear insinuation is that people have criminal intent.

 

I'll await your citation to evidence.

Or your retraction.

Whatever.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 04:57 PM

8. "flooding the streets"

 

Yeah all those gang members are just so eager to get their name, social, address, thumbprints, and so on in a federal registry, pay the rather heavy fees, and go through the necessary paperwork in order to get a silencer. Because without those they couldn't kill each other.

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 06:20 PM

13. Shh! It's more important to kill each other quietly.

Don't want to disturb the neighbors. That's the 5th law of robotics.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 06:31 PM

15. I just wish they'd work on accuracy

 

true shooting each other during regular business hours would make it easier for them to sleep.

But even better than that would be drive bys that only hit other gang members. They seem to be great at hitting little kids. Not so good at hitting each other.

So really they need some time on the range.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:53 AM

56. More insinuation against non-criminals.

 

Citation, please.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 05:22 PM

10. Your ignorance and manufactured deflections are quite stunning.

 

Good luck with that tactic...

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Response to PavePusher (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 08:16 PM

21. So you think sawed-off shotguns are legitimate weapons to own?

And we should all have the right to own silencers and explosives?

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 08:36 PM

25. why aren't sawed off shotguns legitimate weapons to own?

and silencers? Any thug can make a silencer. They are not high tech. It was invented by a guy named Hiram Maxum.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiram_Percy_Maxim

If you get the chance, check out the Native American museum in La Junta, CO. It is a cool town. But then, the Rocky Mountain west has a lot of cool towns.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #25)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 08:54 PM

32. I'm familiar with ways to make a silencer. But that isn't my point.

My question was about their legitimacy. Same with a sawed-off shotgun. I don't know what "thugs" have to do with the legitimacy of anything. Why would anyone want a sawed-off shotgun, except to cause as much damage as possible in a confined space?

Do you think we, as a society, should draw the line somewhere?

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #32)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 09:11 PM

35. because

if thugs and gangsters use them for ill. Others don't. If they are not used for thuggish behaviour, then there is no social harm and no compelling state interest.

As for the shotgun, it is more maneuverable than a full sized one in close quarters. As a home defense gun it would be the next best thing if you have the misfortune of being a home invasion victim in Chicago. I have always figured that if you want to just scare them in surrendering or running, have the biggest most lethal looking gun there is. a SBS fits that bill much better than some stupid assed pink .25 ACP.
IIRC, didn't you say once that a shotgun is better for home defense than a pistol?

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 09:46 PM

40. Please explain why an 18" barrel on a shotgun should be legal, but not a 17" barrel.

 

Why should they not be legal?

"Silencers" are, of course, rather badly named. I know this has been explained to you before. They are a safety device to help protect hearing, but they do not at all "silence" the sound of a firearm being discharged. They reduce it considerably, often to the point that one only needs simple ear plugs, and not full double-hearing-protection, and so it doesn't bother the neighbors a mile or more away. They also greatly increase the over-all size of a firearm.

As far as explosives, if you have the space to store them safely, why not? Do you really think the current fucktardery of laws really keeps anyone with criminal intent from obtaining/manufacturing their own explosives? History and current events say... no. All we need is laws to delineate and criminalize malicious intent and make the owners responsible for all damages incurred for carelessness.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 09:49 PM

41. P.S. Why should mufflers for firearms not be legal for over-the-counter sale...

 

just like in Europe?

This like saying you must have local LEO permission to buy a muffler for your car.... fucktarded at best, nanny-state authoritariansim/control freak-syndrome at worst.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #21)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 01:22 AM

43. Assuming one is not a convicted felon or otherwise prohibited by law?

Then yes. As a home defense weapon a sawed-off, or short-barreled shotgun would be more effective than a full-sized shotgun.

As for silencers, yes, they are alright as well. If I had the permit from the BATFE, I would have all of my pistols modified to accomodate a silencer for use at the local indoor range so as to save my (and others') hearing. Personally, I don't have any need for explosives, and I don't have the proper training, but I see no reason to restrict others who do have.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 08:04 PM

20. Oh my, want some cheese with that?

 

All I really expect is for the sheriff to do the job he is getting paid to do. He should not be able to arbitrarily decide which applications he is going to sign. From the article it states that he has no problem signing the applications for full auto weapons, why not for short barreled shotguns, silencers and explosives. Something is motivating him I just can't figure out what it is.

If people were up to something and were looking for lethal weapons to do the maximum damage why don't they just buy an AK-47 pistol or an AR-15 pistol. Both have barrels around 9" long and don't require any paperwork. No, the sheriff is up to something or is trying to make a point.

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Response to Meiko (Reply #20)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 08:23 PM

23. I'm not supporting the sheriff.

But you make it sound like he's part of some conspiracy. I would imagine he has his time cut out doing regular police work without signing off on any weaponry. Personally, I don't think paperwork should be involved with the purchase of any weapon. Either something is legal or illegal. My own ignorance astounds me at times. To think that such things are legal boggles the mind.
But if they are, then why should they only be available to some and not to all?

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #23)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 08:54 PM

31. I don't think

 

it's a conspiracy but his rational for not signing is weak so I question it. Some states do not allow the ownership of full auto weapons and such.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_the_United_States_(by_state)

For a regular weapon there isn't much paperwork but for an NFA weapon there is a pile of it, and the background check is more intrusive as well. They are legal. There are 100,000+ NFA weapons in the hands of civilians according to the national registry, that's a lot of fire power. Many are bought for investment reasons only, put in safe storage and never fired.

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Response to Meiko (Reply #31)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 08:59 PM

33. Correct. A lot of fire power. For what?

I think there is much we need to question about this world we live in. "Investment reasons" you say. I wonder what kind of society those who invest in them envisage. Are we really that fucked up that there are folk out there investing in such things?

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #33)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 09:17 PM

36. people collect stuff

and it is not uniquely US.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #36)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 01:50 PM

67. I know. It's a strange world.

The whole collecting thing is really fascinating. I think squirrels do it best.

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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:25 AM

45. These weapons are designed to deliver maximum

 

firepower from a small package, they are after all designed for military use. The people who collect these weapons do not look at the moral issues, they are only interested in making money not unlike a car collector or someone who invests in gold. It has less to do with being f***** up and more to do with investing in something that few can afford to own. As I stated in another post many of these investment weapons are fired very little or not at all.

Machine guns represent the very pinnacle of firearm design and therefore are appreciated by collectors. Since many of the guns are of WW2 design they also have a historical significance and should be preserved. They are very tightly controlled and expensive, they do not pose any real threat to civilians. They are very fun to shoot but are somewhat expensive as they go through ammo at an incredible rate.

http://www.autoweapons.com/products/products.html

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Response to Meiko (Reply #45)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 01:56 PM

68. I understand all that. And I'm sure they are fun to shoot.

When I was a kid, we used to find a lot of mines washed up on the beaches. I remember thinking what fun it would have been to watch them explode. I wonder if anyone collects them.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #68)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 02:03 PM

69. Mines?

 

I wouldn't think so and besides I believe they would be classified as an explosive device and would require special licensing. I never heard of anyone collecting active land mines.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #68)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 02:04 PM

70. Double your fun

use a .50 cal. You can shoot the mines from 1500m

Strangely I bet somewhere in this world there is somebody who does collect mines. Hopefully inert ones

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #70)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 02:23 PM

71. There are probably people who collect finger nail clippings too.

We males are definitely an odd lot, the way we like to make things go bang and boom.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #33)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:47 AM

46. You have a CORVETTE. For what??????????????

 

They're too fast, they kill, let's ban them!

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Response to Tejas (Reply #46)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 05:03 PM

74. I don't have a corvette. You couldn't pay me enough to have one.

Why ban things? Just don't buy them. The only thing I would ban, if it were possible, would be stupidity.
I don't condemn people for collecting "stuff". It seems to be a common human trait. I spent years collecting shit. Then I discovered that it all tied me down, preventing me from doing all the things I wanted to do. Then I discovered that it's a tough habit to kick, but I love working on it. Really helps me sort out what might come in handy one day from a pile of junk.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #33)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:59 AM

58. "I think there is much we need to question about this world we live in.

 

For starters, why some people feel the need to try to be the moral-police about things that are not harming anyone.

Get in the queue, please....


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Response to PavePusher (Reply #58)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 05:07 PM

75. Yeah, I'm not big on the "moral-police" or any kind of police.

Now, back to those "things that are not harming anyone". What might they be, pray tell?

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Response to Meiko (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 05:17 PM

9. This is part of the sheriffs job....he has responsibilities to the citizens

If the feds are going to put up roadblocks to legal ownership the sheriff needs to get off his lazy Ase and stop surfing for porn and do his job.

The process takes way too long now. I suppose I can understand not wanting to tie up resources and time but it's uncle Sam's fault, not the individual seeking a more progressive ownership of firearms and associated devices. Don't punish the tax payers.

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Response to ileus (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 07:51 PM

19. What could possibly be more progressive than buying a silencer and a sawed-off shotgun?

"The process takes way too long now. I suppose I can understand not wanting to tie up resources and time but it's uncle Sam's fault, not the individual seeking a more progressive ownership of firearms and associated devices. Don't punish the tax payers."


Makes one wonder where we might "progress" to next.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #19)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 08:16 PM

22. Well,

The French got rid of a right wing president that pushed austerity, stricter gun laws, and anti Roma laws
The French have a good health care system
US right wingers try to hate all things French

Finland has the best public school system
Good universal health care system
Good banking regulations

I already mentioned their silencer regulations. I can think of one gun control advocate that comes by here once in a while that would use a similar argument.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #22)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 08:29 PM

24. We are not in France or Finland

Can you explain a legitimate reason for these things to be legal? Please, help me climb out of my pit of ignorance.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #24)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 08:37 PM

26. The silencer, which should be called a muffler, is beneficial to your hearing when hunting.

 

The sawed off shotgun

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Response to permatex (Reply #26)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 08:44 PM

27. Right, I've heard that before about the "muffler", noise suppressor, silencer

What a crock that is. Those poor hunters with such sensitive ears should take ear mufflers with them or switch to bows.
I share your on the sawed-off shotgun. In Sicily they call it a "lupara". Good for shooting a pack of wolves at close quarters.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #27)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 08:51 PM

29. Calling it a silencer is just Hollywood crap

 

Hollywood makes it sound like there is no sound which is total bullshit. Here is a pretty good article on the decibel level of your typical suppressor

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/11/gun-silencers-dont-make-them-anywhere-near-silent/

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Response to permatex (Reply #29)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:31 AM

48. US federal law in addition to the inventor's own patent describes them as "silencers"...

 

Regardless of the actual performance of the items in question, that is their name... "silencer".

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Response to OneTenthofOnePercent (Reply #48)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:35 AM

49. I know that

 

I'm just saying calling them a silencer is misleading and those that know nothing about them will get the wrong impression, especially how Hollywood portrays them in movies.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #27)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 09:07 PM

34. Ear protection doesn't do anything to help reduce the disturbance to people near

the hunting area. And I'd guess (although I have no hunting experience) that too much ear muffling could hinder hunting by making it harder to hear the animal moving, and perhaps be a bit unsafe by preventing the hunter from hearing nearby people.

There are really good reasons to allow suppressors on hunting-caliber rifles in particular; I've yet to hear a good reason to ban them...

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #24)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 08:48 PM

28. what they are designed for

noise pollution, that is why some ranges in France, especially public ones, require them. Same with hunting in Finland.
In a liberal democracy, the question should not "should it be legal" the question is "is there a compelling interest in making it illegal". There is no compelling state interest. They don't make the pufft sound like on TV. They muffle sound enough not to damage your hearing, but they can still be heard.



They are legal in the UK too, like Germany they are regulated the same as the gun that it is fitted for.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #28)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:47 AM

53. Noise pollution, right!

They have no other purpose. This guy must have very sensitive ears, or crappy ear muffs. UK has them for airguns, which is pretty funny. Bunch of sissies those Brits. LOL
Now, about that sawed-off shotgun?!

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #53)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:52 AM

55. I don't understand your position on silencers

 

what's wrong with reducing the noise output of a gun? We do it with cars, why not guns. Your position makes no sense. It's almost like you want hunters, target shooters, hell, just gun owners in general to suffer hearing damage.

I can see a legal short barreled shotgun for home defense. My Winchester 12g is a short barreled shotgun that stays in the house in our bedroom.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #24)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:49 AM

50. A few reasons, none of which are illegitimate:

 

A quality silencer increases the precision of a firearm; controlling exiting muzzle gasses in a repeatable predictable fashion thus creating tighter shot groups. A silencer produces less noise pollution which protects the hearing of the user and bystanders. A silencer produces much less muzzle flash, which can be blinding or disorienting.

Shotguns are great guns for home defense... great multiple-projectile stopping power, missed shots are not going to travel over a thousand+ yards, and loads can be varied from less-lethal beanbags to birdshot to slugs. Unfortunately, most shotguns can be a bit unwieldy - my double barrel shotgun is 100% unsuitable for indoor home defense. A short barrel shotgun gives home-defense users of shotguns what is arguably the best choice in personal defense in a smaller package that can easily and quickly utilized in the hallways and close quarters of a residential home.

Personally, I don't see the big objection to silencers and short shotguns. Short shotguns are not some kind of wonder-uber-BFG10k type of weapons... they're just shotguns, except smaller. And even then they're not all that concealable. If I were trying to hide a gun for malicious intent, a pair of pistol would have MUCH higher capacity and more concealable.

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Response to OneTenthofOnePercent (Reply #50)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:55 AM

57. Thanks for the explanation. I should probably get back on the boat now.

You'd think that handguns would just come with built in silencers, especially if they help the aim, which I don't buy for one minute. And how come short barrel shotguns aren't at the top of everyone's Xmas list?

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #57)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 12:03 PM

59. "...which I don't buy for one minute."

 

Your intentional ignorance is irrelevent to reality.

Good luck with that.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #57)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:23 PM

65. They make shot groups more precise... they do not make "aiming" any easier.

 

reading comprehension for the win.

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Response to OneTenthofOnePercent (Reply #65)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 01:46 PM

66. Oh right. Shot groups. Like group shots, right? Try a tripod. There, fixed it.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #66)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 02:28 PM

72. Conflation with criminal intent from you.... again? Whodathunkit.

 

This was clearly explained to you elsewhere. Your ignorance and feigned disingenuousness are no longer an excuse.

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Response to PavePusher (Reply #72)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 04:27 PM

73. No longer an excuse? For what? LOL

Vill I now be in ze next gruppenshot?

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #19)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 09:19 PM

37. What is not progessive about class III

What could be more progressive in firearm rights than trusting our fellow citizens with perceived taboo devices. Mufflers IMHO are the most progressive. They afford a quieter environment for everyone. They are safer for new shooters allowing trainers to be heard easier. They let hunters have a more natural experience while keeping noise to a minimum. The benefits go on and on.

My daughter won't shoot my new sr22 but she loves my buddies suppressed p22.

SBR'S and mufflers offer the best of both worlds.

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Response to Meiko (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 06:34 PM

16. That whole signature requirement seems obsolete, and should be stricken

It's less and less likely these days that a sheriff, or other responsible person, would have specific information about the applicant that the background check wouldn't turn up (it seems like the law was written in a time when the sheriff generally would have a good idea of who's who and what's what in the county).

A better modern approach would be to simply have a copy of the application forwarded to the local CLEO during the ATF processing, and that person can ignore it or speak up if they actually do have something relevant to add...

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Response to Meiko (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:45 AM

44. I can't wait.

"What, you didn't get the new amendments to the Adoption Action of 1981.....but we posted them on Facebook!"

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Response to Meiko (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:50 AM

47. It's none of his business anyway.

 

Leave the Sheriff out of the equation.

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Response to Meiko (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 01:46 PM

61. Not that I agree with the Sheriff's decision but..

IMHO, a gun trust is a better way to go and bypasses the need for head LEO sign-off.


I have no desire for a full auto but I do have a requirement for some suppressors and SBR's.

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Response to HALO141 (Reply #61)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 02:10 PM

63. Agree Full auto = $$$ to feed, but an SBR or muffler

are devices that go on and on. I really want a lowly 22lr suppressor.

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Response to ileus (Reply #63)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 02:17 PM

64. Indeed!

.22 is top of my list though I am thinking that what works for a .223 works just as well for 22LR.

I'd love to have one in .308 as well but, frankly, the FAL is already pretty damned long. I need to find a paratrooper model before I go adding several more inches to the barrel.

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